New openings on ABCs: Community Health Council, Compensation Board for Elected Officials, Development Disabilities, Library District Budget Committee, OSU Extension 4-H Service District Budget, Pedestrian and Bikeway Advisory Committee

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Clackamas County Commissioners are seeking interested residents to serve on county Advisory Boards and Commissions (ABCs). These ABCs offer residents the opportunity to become very involved in specific activities and the goals of Clackamas County.

Individuals interested in this opportunity can apply online or via a paper form that can be obtained from the Public & Government Affairs Department by calling 503-655-8751.  

New ABC openings from the past week include:

Community Health Council

The Council currently has openings for 13 additional members, comprised of consumers, patients, and clients only. The Council oversees operations, budgets, and quality measures at the Health Centers clinics throughout the county. Per federal requirements, the Council must be composed of a majority of patient members, therefore current patients (or their guardians) will be given priority to join the Council to maintain compliance. The Council conducts business through public meetings that are held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month in the County’s Development Services Building in Oregon City. Note: Due to COVID-19, meetings are held in a virtual format until further notice.

Council members are not required to have expertise in healthcare, but should be interested in improving the quality of care and patient experience in the Health Centers. Council members should be comfortable working with a diverse group of people and willing to reach consensus on various topics and make recommendations to Health Centers Leadership and the Board of County Commissioners. Individuals who represent all geographic areas and demographics are highly valued by the Council.

The application deadline is Dec. 28. For more information, contact Juliana Danforth at jdanforth@clackamas.us.

Compensation Board for Elected Officials

Clackamas County needs a volunteer to review and recommend elected officials’ salaries. Clackamas County is seeking residents knowledgeable in human resources and compensation administration to serve on the County’s Compensation Board for Elected Officials. There is currently one vacancy on this three-member board. Members serve a four-year term and attend four to five meetings (typically 2 hours each) between February and April. 

The Compensation Board for Elected Officials is responsible to conduct an annual review of Clackamas County elected officials' salaries and to submit a recommended compensation schedule to the county’s Budget Committee.  Subject salaries include those for the County Sheriff, Assessor, Treasurer, Clerk, Commissioners, District Attorney and Justice of the Peace.

We are looking for members from diverse backgrounds, including race, creed, color, sex, age, heritage, national origin or income. 

The application deadline is Dec. 28. For more information contact Heather Pedersen at heatherped@clackamas.us.

Library District Budget Committee

This committee has three open positions each with a three- year term. The five-member committee participates with the Board of Commissioners in the spring to receive and review the Library District Budget and approves the budget and Library District tax rate each year. Information about the Library District can be found on the website

The Library District service area includes all of Clackamas County except Johnson City. Residents in the service area who are interested in public libraries are encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is March 1, 2023. For more information, contact Tracy Grambusch at tgrambusch@clackamas.us or 971-393-7459. 

Pedestrian and Bikeway Advisory Committee

Clackamas County is seeking 7 volunteers to serve a four-year term on the Pedestrian and Bikeway Advisory Committee.  The Committee advises the County on policies, programs, projects and ordinances that affect pedestrian and bicycle transportation and recreation in Clackamas County.  

The Committee's mission is to promote and encourage safe bicycling and walking as a significant means of transportation in Clackamas County. Committee goals include: 

  • Developing a coordinated system of safe and convenient bikeways and walkways, 
  • Serving as a forum for bicycle and pedestrian related issues, and 
  • Increasing public awareness of bicycle and pedestrian issues. 

The Committee currently meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The meetings are currently hybrid, via Zoom and in person at the County’s Development Services Building (150 Beavercreek Road) in Oregon City. 

Additional information about the Pedestrian/Bikeway Advisory Committee and past meeting minutes can be found online.

The application deadline is Jan. 4, 2023. For more information: Scott Hoelscher, 503-742-4533, scotthoe@clackamas.us or Brett Setterfield, 503-742-4511, bsetterfield@clackamas.us.